More about Colin
What made you choose to study at NTU?
It is recognised as one of the best universities within the Construction field. I also have friends who attended the University and overall impression was very positive, as well as Nottingham as a place to live.
Have you been on any trips with your course?
There were two site visits, one in first year to a residential construction site and in second year to a large industrial site with Volker Fitzpatrick. Both visits were very helpful in understanding the logistics and roles of the work force on a site.
What advice would you give to a prospective student thinking about studying your course?
NTU is a fantastic place to learn. From my experience the university staff take the time to help all students in all areas, from course related help to employability and sporting development. The City Campus is also very easy to get to and its central location allows me to explore the city very easily alongside my studies.
Sum it up for us, what do like most about your course?
The thing I like most about my course is knowing that what I am learning will all be useful in my career after university. I feel that this course will bring many opportunities in the future for myself and my course mates.
Do you feel that there is a student community?
I personally think the student community in NTU is very big, this is most likely due to the location of the university and the amount of accommodation close by. This means wherever you end up, you always seem to be close to other students.
What do you think of the facilities available to you at NTU?
The workshops in Maudslay were very helpful for the portfolio in first year. Pretty much anything I have needed so far on my course I have been able to purchase from one of the NTU shops, as they are very well equipped. The whole City Campus has a very positive feel to it. It is very student orientated and very easy to get around. The library is especially useful for when I need to get my head down and do some work.
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
It’s a fantastic city for students and there is lots to do in the city centre. It’s hard to get bored here!
What do you hope to achieve after completing your degree?
I want to join a construction company as a construction manager and hope to potentially end up in project management.